Besani – chickpea flour flatbread is a yummy breakfast.It is crispy and full of flavor.We generally have it on the Sindhi festival of Thadri or Saatam Aatham.However, you can make them anytime for tea or breakfast.It is a flaky bread with onions and some spices.You can also have it during travel.It is full of proteins due to the chickpea flour or besan.Any tomato sauce or mint chutney works well along with it.
What is Thadri? How is it celebrated?
‘Satain‘(7th day after Rakshabandhan) or saatam aatham is an important Sindhi festival.We celebrate this festival just before Janamashtami.We observe ‘Thado’ and consume cold food.
What do we do on Thadri?
We cook food a day early and also worship the source of fire,stove. Especially prepared are Sindhi flatbreads like Lolo,Chauthe & Besani. This day we pray to Goddess Jogmaya or Sheetla mata for good health and prosperity. Mothers generally sing the song ‘Thaar maata Thaar Mujhe bacchiyan he thaar’ as a prayer to Sheetla Mata.This is to save the children from life threatening diseases like smallpox and measles.
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